Thirteen is a numeral.
- Numeral means relating to numbers.
An example of numeral used as an adjective is in the phrase "numeral equation" which means an equation that has numbers in it.
- The definition of a numeral is a figure or letter that represents a number.
An example of a numeral is 13.
Origin of numeralLate Latin numeralis ; from Classical Latin numerus, number
- a figure or letter, or a group of figures or letters, expressing a number
- Historical a cloth representation of the graduation year of one's class, awarded for participation in sports or other activities
Origin of numeralFrom Middle English, of number, from Late Latin numeralis, from Latin numerus, number; see number.
- A symbol that is not a word and represents a number, such as the Arabic numerals 1, 2, 3 and the Roman numerals I, V, X, L.
- (linguistics) A word or symbol representing a number.
- The word “fifteen", the Arabic numeral “15", and the Roman numeral “XV" are all numerals representing the number fifteen.
- (card games) A card whose rank is a number (usually including the ace as 1).
- Jacks, queens, and kings are not numerals.
From Middle French numeral, from Latin numerÄlis (“pertaining to a number"), from numerus (“a number").